1978 Volvo 66 GL from UK and Ireland - Comments

8th Feb 2002, 07:45

My mother had a 1974 DAF 66 which eventually bit the dust in 1995. It was basically very reliable but didn't even get to the 60,000 mile mark.

I last saw one a couple of years ago in the Netherlands. I actually heard it before I saw it. That whining engine note is almost unique.

3rd Jul 2002, 09:20

I had a t reg volvo 66 for a couple of years. cost me 75 quid at auction, first MOT I put it through cost 50p for and indicator bulb! 2nd MOT quoted £600. I believe it might still be somewhere in Colwyn Bay North Wales. The most fun I have ever had with a car...

5th Nov 2002, 14:34

I found a 1975 Volvo 66, does anyone know where I can get parts for one in America? I have no idea how this car got here, but it's awesome! Yellow with Black stripes. It was just parked somewhere. I want to get it and restore it as a project. This car rules though!

If anyone knows where I can get parts, or anything about these cars please E-mail me at Ciffordam@hotmail.com.

Thanks,

Andrew.

2nd Dec 2002, 02:54

I saw one in Norway..

It cost 6000NOK (but sold now).

About 666 US$..

3rd Dec 2002, 15:07

I just bought that car! Only driven 59.000km and in excellent condition! I get a lot of attention when I drive in it. I have never seen another of these here in Norway, although I know of a few. Great fun to drive! aslak@sensewave.com

17th Feb 2004, 08:02

I have a white 1978 Volvo 66 GL. It belonged to my grandmother and has covered about 46,000 miles! It is currently not in working order, but might make an interesting restoration project for somebody one day. It was a very reliable car with a lot of character - I only wish I knew how to go about fixing it myself.

6th Apr 2004, 09:45

I've got two DAF 66 Estates - and a DAF 33. If anyone wants to chat about them or wants help with parts/advice please give me a shout on c_r_parts@yahoo.co.uk.

Good luck!!!

Howard

(PS Always interested in buying spares!)

19th Sep 2004, 13:35

What a car! I had a delightful (mud) brown 66GL estate (1978) that my grandfather left me. It had really cool seats and yes it did Beat anything off the lights - much to the dismay of many a boy racer. Ha Ha Ha. I loved it to bits (literally in the end). The rust and electrical problems ruled in the end. I would love to buy one again now, all ready to drive. I had more fun with that car than any smart car I've had since. If you know where a good restored one is contact me on wpr400s@aol.com.

3rd Jul 2005, 20:26

Hello.

I have a wonderful Volvo 66GL for sale. 32K miles, Brown with silver stripe. Only faults are scratches, no rust, couple of tears in otherwise mint interior and sticking window (easily fixed). Love this car, but not a genuine enthusiast and girlfriend demanding modern car. Taxed and MOT until 2006. Really lovely, but never driven and needs a home. Any sensible offer will secure. Weekend viewing in London possible. justshibumi@hotmail.com.

27th Nov 2005, 11:32

For sale, almost all parts for all types of DAF, new and used.

We have a big stock of brake parts and exhaust parts, but also other parts.

When you need something, please let us know and we will mail you the costs. Shipping is no problem.

Only for the old DAF cars. Not for lorries.

See http://www.dafhobby.nl/

Greetings Danny (danny@dafhobby.com)

20th May 2007, 07:44

Hi.

I had a DAF 66 1975 and a DAF 33 1966 some 20 years ago.

I done a full engine rebuild of the DAF 66 by using a Renault 5 engine (the cylinders and sleavs are the same size 1.1L).

If I could buy one today I would, but here in Israel these car a very rare (even in 1987 it was rare).

1st Jan 2008, 16:56

I am a Volvo 66 GL owner in southern IRL. I have a maroon coloured 66 GL saloon with a silver stripe (1976) and a light green 66GL estate (1977) both have 1 previous owner. I found the saloon in a shed stored for approx 15 yrs by a lady who was about to send it to the recyclers for melting! In its prime the car made a regular trip from Dublin to Cork every week. At the moment, the car is mid-way through its complete restoration, right down to the rear seat belts, and the factory fitted spotlights recessed in the front grille (a Volvo extra). The other car unfortunately is only suitable for spares.

6th Apr 2008, 17:49

I am in Southern Ireland - Mid West - and have a Red Volvo 66GL 1978 in need of restoration.

I am unable to do the work myself due to disability, but would like to find someone who is capable and willing to price doing so for me.

It is a couple of years since I started it, and at that time it was driving. The centrifugal action for take off was failing so it engaged with a bump.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has renovated one of these in Ireland or knows someone who might be capable of taking on the job.

Thank you.

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